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Headword: Πτωχοῦ πήρα οὐ πίμπλαται
Adler number: pi,3056
Translated headword: a pauper's pouch is not filled
Vetting Status: high
[sc. A proverb] in reference to the greedy.[1] Also, 'paupers' purses [are] always empty'.[2] Also, 'poorer than a leberis and a dabchick'.[3]
Greek Original:
Πτωχοῦ πήρα οὐ πίμπλαται: ἐπὶ τῶν ἀπλήστων εἴρηται. καί, Πτωχῶν οὐλαὶ ἀεὶ κεναί. καί, Πτωχότερος λεβηρίδος καὶ κιγκάλου.
cf. generally pi 3051, pi 3052, pi 3054, pi 3055.
[1] See already at pi 1534.
[2] cf. Appendix Proverbiorum 4.62, also with the putative plural oulai (though differently accented). However, this is reckoned to be Callimachus fr. 724 (in the fragmenta incertae sedis), where Pfeiffer's text is πτωχῶν οὐλὰς ἀεὶ κενεή ; see also at LSJ s.v. οὐλάς , II. See generally Tosi [cited under alpha 378] no.1811.
[3] See already at kappa 1580.
Keywords: daily life; economics; ethics; poetry; proverbs; zoology
Translated by: David Whitehead on 16 April 2010@07:12:02.
Vetted by:
Catharine Roth (supplemented translation, added keyword, set status) on 17 April 2010@00:42:00.
David Whitehead (more x-refs) on 18 April 2010@05:22:07.
David Whitehead (augmented n.2; another keyword) on 23 August 2010@03:31:58.
David Whitehead on 30 November 2011@05:59:56.
David Whitehead on 17 August 2012@05:47:04.
David Whitehead on 23 October 2013@06:03:06.
David Whitehead on 25 May 2016@04:27:32.


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